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Guy the Gorilla Statue
  • On the south side of the Michael Sobell Pavilions for Apes and Monkeys is a bronze statue of Guy the Gorilla, a famous resident of the Zoo from 1947 to 1978. Installed 1982, donated by William Timyn, sculptor; cast by the Morris Singer Foundry. Fencing was erected around the statue in 2001. The Statue was moved to Barclay Court in 2003, and then to the Main Gate in May 2012.
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Tiger Territory
  • Tiger Territory is London Zoo's Sumatran tiger enclosure, designed by architect Michael Kozdon and officially opened by the Duke of Edinburgh in March 2013. The enclosure is 2,500 square metres in size and features authentic Indonesian plant life, as well as a net canopy of 3mm steel cable supported by four metal poles. The exhibit is also home to Reeves's muntjacs, Northern white-cheeked gibbons and a pair of Buru Babirusas.
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Into Africa
  • Into Africa is an Africa-themed area that was opened in April 2006. Animals on display in this area include Chapman's zebras, warthogs, okapis, Rothschild's giraffes, pygmy hippos and African wild dogs. The giraffe enclosure features a high-level viewing platform to give the public face-to-face contact with the giraffes and the 1837 Giraffe House is the oldest zoo building in the world still used for its original purpose.
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The Attenborough Komodo Dragon House
  • London Zoo's Komodo Dragon enclosure was opened by Sir David Attenborough in July 2004. The enclosure is designed to resemble the dragon's natural habitat of a dry river bed, and sounds of Indonesian birds are regularly played into the enclosure.
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  • B.U.G.S (which stands for Biodiversity Underpinning Global Survival and formerly called Web of Life) is held in a building called the Millennium Conservation Centre, and aims to educated the public about biodiversity. The building displays over 140 species, the majority of which are invertebrates. They include leafcutter ants, jewel wasps, golden mantella frogs, brown rats, bird-eating spiders, desert locusts, naked mole rats, leaf insects, moon jellyfish, Polynesian tree snails (Partula), Giant African land snails, cave crickets, fruit beetles and black widow spiders. The Millennium Conservation Centre aims to be environmentally friendly, constructed from materials requiring little energy to produce, and generating its heating from the body of heat of both the animals and visitors. In May 2015, an exhibit called In With the Spiders opened in B.U.G.S as Europe's first and only spider walkthrough exhibit. It houses many differed types of spiders including one of the United Kingdom's most endangered animals, the fen raft spider. Web of Life opened in 1999 and it changed its name to B.U.G.S in 2003.
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In with the Lemurs
  • Opened in March 2015, In with the Lemurs is a walk-through exhibit housing a group of ring-tailed lemurs. It also has a family of aye-ayes living in the indoor section as well as white-tailed antsangys and lesser hedgehog tenrecs. The exhibit is designed to resemble a shrub forest in Madagascar, featuring plant life such as loquat and Chusan palm trees.
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Butterfly Paradise
  • Opened in May 2006, Butterfly Paradise houses several different species of butterfly and moth from around the world, as well as plant species specially selected to provide nectar and breeding areas for insects. Species on display include the clipper butterfly, blue morpho butterfly, atlas moth, zebra longwing, glasswing butterfly and postman butterfly. The exhibit also features a caterpillar hatchery and a pupa display cabinet, where visitors can witness different types of pupae and the development of new butterflies.
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African Bird Safari
  • The African Bird Safari opened in 2005 as a redevelopment of the old stork and ostrich house, replacing enclosures that were out of date by modern zoo-keeping standards. It is a walk-through exhibit housing various species of African birds including Von der Decken's hornbills, Bernier's teals, white-faced whistling ducks, Abdim's storks, Fischer's turacos, hamerkops, northern bald ibises, white-faced whistling ducks, superb starlings, blue-bellied roller and lilac-breasted rollers.
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Blackburn Pavilion
  • The Blackburn Pavilion is a rainforest-themed tropical bird aviary that opened in March 2008, as a refurbishment of the zoo's bird house. The building was originally constructed in 1883, as a reptile house. The pavilion houses fifty different species of exotic birds, including Socorro doves, scarlet macaws, blue turacos, Mindanao bleeding-hearts, red-crested turacos, violet turacos, scarlet ibis, Victoria crowned pigeons, white-throated toucans, splendid sunbirds, pied avocets, red-and-yellow barbets, red-billed leiothrix and blue-winged kookaburras. Outside the entrance is one of the pavilion's prominent features, a large elaborate clock by Tim Hunkin. It gives a bird-themed display every thirty minutes throughout the day.
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Ambika Paul Children Zoo
  • Built in 1995 using a one million pound donation from Dr Swarj Paul in memory of his daughter
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